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March 21, 2014

Students build model community

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During Thursday’s presentation of the classroom community, students were asked to talk about their building and how it “gives back to the community.”

Also, other classes came to Brose’s room to tour the community, including teacher Katie Baumhoegger’s third grade class.

Baumhoegger said the classroom community was a great idea to teach students about a multitude of issues.

“Them working as a community and how everything fits together, I think that’s really neat,” Baumhoegger said.

VanHoorebeke said the communities project helped fulfill her curriculum requirements at SIU.

She and Brose agreed on the project because they wanted to expose the students to more social studies topics.

“Mrs. Brose and I decided that social studies would be a way to go since they don’t really know a whole lot about social studies yet,” VanHoorebeke said.

Brose’s third grade class has 25 students.

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